Marsden Primary Director
We are delighted to introduce you to Mrs Jennifer Ioannou who started with us in January 2020 as our Director of Marsden Primary.
Jennifer is the past Principal of St Anthony’s School in Seatoun and has extensive experience in independent school settings, having taught for 6 years in the Prep School at Scots College and 5 years in the Junior School at Queen Margaret College. Alongside her teaching degree she holds a Master of Educational Administration and Leadership. “The opportunity to lead and teach in an independent school setting, which has the distinct advantage of smaller, same year group classes and exceptional access to teaching resources, is a real privilege”, says Jennifer.
Jennifer has a great love of learning and has shown warmth and kindness that has resonated with students, staff and parents alike. Her goal early on was getting to know each of her Primary School girls individually and she is doing the same with their parents and caregivers. She is seen greeting and fare-welling the girls at both ends of the day. “This is a great touch point with the girls even if I haven’t taught them that day”, she says “and a good opportunity to see the parents, too. My daily focus is that our girls are happy, engaged, challenged and supported; prepared for a future where they can be confident and connected, contributing with strong values, ability and citizenship. The positive, happy environment at Marsden that focuses on the girls’ wellbeing foremost and so places them in the best state for learning is key for our girls in the Marsden Primary School”, says Jennifer.